January is Family Fit Lifestyle month — a time where families are encouraged to have a healthy start to the New Year.
When you start a new workout routine it’s much more helpful to achieve your goals if you can see your progress. That way you know if your endurance is increasing, if you’re losing or gaining weight, and if you’re getting stronger.
Many people are making the effort to exercise in 2012. Gyms see a 25 percent spike in memberships this time of year. But more than half of us who resolve to bust our butts in the new year start sitting on them after just a few months.
Gym memberships cost a lot of money, but you don’t need to belong to a club to get in shape. For fifty bucks, you can buy a couple dumbbells, resistance bands and a weighted medicine ball.
Are headsets making you fat? The annual dropout rate at U.S. health clubs is soaring toward 50 percent, which has triggered a war over the hearts, minds and flabby thighs of Minnesotans.
World traveler Dan Buettner visited the WCCO Radio studio this morning to tell Dave Lee about his newest work on finding happiness. National Geographic writer Ford Cochran has recently reviewed the book titled “Thrive”. http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/2010/11/dan-buettner-shares-secrets-of.htl
How can we keep our minds and bodies fit during the Summer? Ted Johnson from Performance Athletix is in studio to talk fitness, and he gives examples of what to do from elite athletes.